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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

AD: Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AD 2020-12-15 Requires A Measurement Of The Trunnion Nut Torque Of The V-Band Clamp

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain safety valves at the left- and right-hand sides of the cabin pressure control system were not installed correctly and that the trunnion nuts used to fasten the V-band clamp were over torqued. This AD requires a measurement of the trunnion nut torque of the V-band clamp, an inspection of the safety valve and airplane bulkhead flange area for any cracking and deformations, and corrective actions, if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD becomes effective July 24, 2020.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

AD: Daher Aircraft Design, LLC

AD 2020-13-01 Requires A One-Time Inspection To Determine If An Affected NLG Fork Is Installed

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (type certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in certain nose landing gear (NLG) forks. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine if an affected NLG fork is installed, repetitive inspections of the affected NLG fork for cracks, repetitive inspections of the shimmy damper bracket for looseness, and of the shimmy damper system for damaged components if an affected NLG fork is installed, and rework/replacement of parts as necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the  unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective August 17, 2020.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.20)

Aero Linx: The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) is an airline pilots association and trade union for aviation professionals.  Our members are commercial airline pilots, as well as flying instructors and those who fly a wealth of operations globally.  Most of our work is based in the UK; and, if you fly under a UK contract as a full member of the IPA, we will be able to assist you in issues arising in your employment.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.20): Airspace Hierarchy

Airspace Hierarchy Within the airspace classes, there is a hierarchy and, in the event of an overlap of airspace: Class A preempts Class B, Class B preempts Class C, Class C preempts Class D, Class D preempts Class E, and Class E preempts Class G.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories

ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Business Of Business."

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.20)

“The F-15EX’s digital backbone, open mission systems, and generous payload capacity fit well with our vision for future net-enabled warfare. Continually upgrading systems, and how they share data across the Joint Force, is critical for defeating advanced threats. F-15EX is designed to evolve from day one.” Source: Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, discussing a nearly $1.2 billion contract for its first lot of eight F-15EX fighter aircraft. The contract, awarded to Boeing, provides for the design, development, integration, manufacturing, test, verification, certification, delivery, sustainment and modification of F-15EX aircraft, including spares, support equipment, training materials, technical data and technical support.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Airborne 07.10.20: Mother Of ALL Cubs, Airshows!, Bristell B8 High-Wing

Also: Summering... On Mars, Hartzell Engine Tech, 2020 FAI General Conference, Gogo Inflight

American Legend Aircraft Company has unveiled its MOAC, a.k.a. the Mother Of All Cubs, a backcountry edition of the Legend Cub. While rooted in the legendary Super Cub, MOAC is a thorough remake and all new construction from the hands of American Legend. MOAC incorporates numerous performance enhancing features and is purposely built for the backcountry operations. MOAC is the most exciting way to fly low, and slow, while driving performance to the extreme. Horsepower on the Legend Cub has more than doubled with MOAC and current availability of Titan engines from Continental. Up to 208 horsepower (187–195 continuous) results in remarkable takeoff and landing performance on its already strengthened airframe. Our friends at the International Council of AirShows have pointed out a bright spot for the wh

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

GoFundMe Program Hopes To Get Engine For Young Aviation Entrepreneur

$2,300 Raised So far With Goal Of $20K

The internet is filled with various GoFundMe and other donation programs for all manner of reasons... some inspired and worthy, some... not so much. This one, though, just might deserve a moment of your time... not to mention a few bucks. A regular fixture at a number of aviation events, Rachel St Louis is a hard-working young lady who is pursuing her dream to fly in an airplane she built by herself. A soloed pilot, she's working on her Private ticket and hopes to make aviation a major part of her life. She is also planning to enter Embry-Riddle next year to pursue her aviation studies. You may have seen her at a number of fly-ins, before the pandemic hit, with her aviation oriented jewelry making business -- which has supported her aviation dreams to this point... but is now at a standstill due to the COVID problem.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Coast Guard MH-65 Medevacs Injured Fisherman

Helo Rescue Takes Place 100 Miles Off Coos Bay, Oregon

Anyone with any experience in the helicopter industry has a healthy respect for the folks who crew USCG rescue helicopters... some of the most difficult flying in the known universe. Day after day, night after night, these folks pull off rescues in some incredibly insane conditions. Most recently; a Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 26-year-old man Saturday morning off the fishing vessel McKenzie Rose 100 miles west of Coos Bay. The fishing vessel’s captain used a marine radio to hail watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend at approximately 5:30 a.m. to report a member of the crew sustained a head injury and was in need of medical attention.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

ALPA Seeks To Head Off Future Airline Furloughs

In The Past Few Weeks, Thousands Of Pilots And Crewmembers Have Received Furlough Notices

Capt. Joe DePete, president of ALPA, issued a statement meant to respond to recent announcements of potential upcoming furloughs for aviation workers effective Oct. 1, 2020: “The economic impact COVID-19 has had on the airline industry has been profound for the workers who keep our skies safe and our world connected. Unfortunately, in the past few weeks, thousands of pilots and crewmembers have received furlough notices and, absent congressional action, it is likely that there will be more to come..."

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